50p 2017

50p 2017

A conference about India's digital payments ecosystem.

After e-commerce, digital payments are again changing the way we buy and sell. As a developer you have a chance of building the app others will come to depend on.

HasGeek is organizing a new conference on the payments landscape, with a choice of topics bridging the gap between developers and business, merchants and buyers, and banks and regulators.

We are now accepting submissions around the theme of digital payments.

Suggested topics include:

  • Demystifying the payments landscape, specifically -
    • Legal
    • Regulatory
    • Transactional
    • Jargon
  • Foreign exchange
  • Cross-border funds transactions: what is legal, what is not?
  • New developments in the payment landscape like:
    • The Unified Payments Interface
      • Future course
      • Subscription billing
      • Split payments?
      • Operational guidelines
    • Payment banks
    • Wallets
    • Use of chatbots by wallets as interface with customers
    • Bitcoin and blockchain
      • Ethereum, etc.
    • AEPS (aadhar e-payment system)
    • International payments in India
  • Payments instruments
    • At Point of Sale (POS)
    • Remote
  • The smartphone as payment instrument:
    • Identity verification
    • Portability across platforms (Android, iOS)
    • Resilience under loss of access to network
    • Money transfer at POS (to a brick-and-mortar vendor)
  • Structure, implementation, and effects of the ongoing demonetization scheme
  • Workshops around open APIs from banks and PSPs

Format

We are inviting proposals for:

Full-length 40 minute talks.
Crisp 15-minute talks.
Sponsored sessions, 15 minute duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 and 6 hour duration.

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your speaking experience, and if further practice is required. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides within two weeks of submitting your proposal.

We will notify you about the status of your proposal within three weeks of submission.

Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek will provide a grant to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Grants are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).

Venue

50p will be held at the MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar.

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.


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50p, formerly an annual conference held in 2017 and 2018 on digital payments - is turning into round-the-year forum for conversations and collaborations on the #payments ecosystem, and associated #fintech topics. Follow 50p on Twitter. more

srinivas kodali

@iotakodali

Payments Landscape of Smart Cities

Submitted Jan 23, 2017

There has been a lot of talk about smart cities in India without any tangible output on ground. As part of the mission every city government is considering unified payment systems through a common city card across the city from public transport to utility bill payments. While the business oppurtunity exists, the industry is full of barriers from starting to deal with governments, dominating banking industry, lack of standards and regulatory compliances. The talk is going to look into some of the important developments in this space.

Outline

The talk is gonna primarily look into architecture of digital fare standards for public transport (National Common Mobility Card) and National Electronic Toll collections (Fastag).

Business models and opportunities, regulatory and procurement barriers for startups in this space.

It will also look into current practices of parking offences collection by traffic police and utility bill payments, the future scope of it.

Speaker bio

Srinivas Kodali is a civil engineer, interdisciplinary researcher working on cities, data and internet. He currently runs a open data startup Open Stats(https://www.openstatistics.in/) based in Hyderabad.

Links

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sCvn8Kef6WbvW1f63a4vCjH9LjpEqY0CK-suWGXTfTw/edit?usp=sharing

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Hosted by

50p, formerly an annual conference held in 2017 and 2018 on digital payments - is turning into round-the-year forum for conversations and collaborations on the #payments ecosystem, and associated #fintech topics. Follow 50p on Twitter. more